Linked by David Adams on Mon 13th Dec 2004 17:06 UTC, submitted by Benedikt Meurer
Xfce The Xfce project finally finished the second release candidate for the upcoming Xfce Desktop Environment 4.2. This second release candidate is expected to be the last release candidate before the final release, which is planned to happen in about 2 or 3 weeks. This RC2 includes several bugfixes, esp. the window manager has seen quite a few important fixes, and it is the first release in the 4.2 branch that builds and runs on Solaris out of the box. As usual, prebuilt packages for several plattforms are already available (as a highlight: Debian/amd64 packages) and the graphical installers have been update to 4.2RC2. Please check the Xfce website for further details.
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by Anonymous on Tue 14th Dec 2004 18:12 UTC

I really like xfce, I use it all the time. I'm scared with new additions though, like the utility to search files, the iconbox, now-redundant taskbar (as we have the taskbar plugin for the panel, we should also be able to have two panels at once, don't you think?) and xffm. I don't really think that we need another bulky desktop environment with its own custom utilities. Keep it small and simple ;-) Oh, the one thing it could include is <a href="http://www.os-cillation.com/article.php?sid=40">Terminal</a&g... (not a very good name, though), which is a stripped gnome-terminal, it looks and feels great ;-) Oh, and I wouldn't like to see another gconfd or some other registry-like thing. Please don't ruin it!